Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 5/9/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Monday, May 9, 2022
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (+10)
The Golden State Warriors will go up against the Memphis Grizzlies at Chase Center on Monday in Game 4 of their series. The Warriors lead 2-1. Golden State is 10-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 227.
The Grizzlies took a loss by a score of 142-112 in Game 3. In regard to fouls, the Grizzlies finished with 20 and the Warriors recorded 17 fouls. They converted 17 of their 32 shots from beyond the arc. Golden State finished the game shooting 90.5% from the free throw line by converting 19 of 21 tries. Furthermore, Golden State pulled down 34 rebounds (4 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Golden State recorded 38 dimes and had 34 steals for the matchup. Concerning the defense, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 63.1% from the field on 53 of 84 shooting. They also distributed 21 dimes in this contest while forcing 4 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they collected 29 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Grizzlies knocked down 16 of 21 tries for a percentage of 76.2%. Memphis wrapped up the contest with a 43.5% FG percentage (40 out of 92) and converted 16 of their 43 3-pointers.
Ja Morant is one player who was a contributor in this contest. Morant finished the contest at 61.9% from the floor and totaled 7 assists. He saw the court for 36 minutes played and pulled down 3 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 34 points on 13 of 21 shooting.
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Memphis will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 56-26 this season. They turn the ball over 13.2 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.8 fouls every game. As a unit, Memphis is snagging 49.2 rebounds per game and has earned 2,131 dimes on the season, which is 6th in basketball in terms of passing. The Grizzlies are hitting 35.3% on shots from downtown (945 of 2,679) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. They average 115.6 pts per game (2nd in basketball) while hitting 46.1% from the field.
Defensively, the Grizzlies are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.8 fouls. They are surrendering 34.9% on 3-pointers while they are 12th in the league in PPG allowed (109.9). The Grizzlies defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.5% (3,305 of 7,269) and they relinquish 43.0 boards per contest as a squad. They rank 16th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 2,047 conceded for the season.
When talking about attacking the glass in Game 3, Golden State allowed Memphis to pull down 22 in all (7 offensive). They shot 37.2% from 3-point land by going 16 of 43 and ended up shooting 16 out of 21 from the free throw line (76.2%). The Warriors permitted the Grizzlies to knock down 40 of 92 tries from the field which had them at 43.5% in this matchup. Overall, the Warriors shot 53 for 84 from the floor which had them at 63.1%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Golden State converted 17 of their 32 tries (53.1%). They were able to convert 19 of those for a percentage of 90.5%. The Grizzlies were called for 10 fouls for the matchup which took the Warriors to the free throw line for a total of 21 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while getting 5 steals in this contest. The Warriors collected 34 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for the game.
Stephen Curry was important for the Warriors for this game. Curry totaled 30 points in his 35 minutes on the court and totaled 6 assists for the matchup. He knocked down 7 of 14 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and accumulated 2 rebounds.
Golden State has a record of 53-29 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Warriors are shooting 46.9% from the field, which has them ranked 10th in the league. Golden State has accounted for 9,102 pts this year (111.0 per game) and they pull down 45.5 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 27.1 times per game (5th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.9 times per contest. The Warriors have committed 21.0 fouls every game and they connect on 76.9% from the charity stripe.
The Warriors are ranked 3rd in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 105.5. They are forcing 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the floor (2nd in the NBA). The Golden State defense surrenders 33.9% on 3-pointers (1,000 of 2,948) and opponents are converting on 75.9% of their free throw shots. They give up 22.9 assists and 42.6 boards every game, which ranks them 2nd and 5th in the league.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (-10)
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